Kalvin Chung aka Kal is the co-founder of the UK esports organization MNM Gaming and creative agency DLC Studios. Recently, when he spoke at a career panel organized by Hitmarker and NUEL, he called for greater Asian representation in British esports.
“I don’t think Asians are represented too well considering that apart from myself and my brother, and my business partner Sammy in DLC, there aren’t actually many Asians in managerial roles or very key roles in British esports at all,” said Chung. “There’s probably just a few – but not many – and that’s kind of sad to see. I don’t know why that is exactly. We’re not showing different people that can be involved in esports, whether Asian or not.”
A recent report by NBC News showed that Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by almost 150% IN 2020. This comes after a white gunman was recently charged with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors in mid-March.